Where to stay in Brisbane for the AFL Grand Final
The 2020 AFL grand final is fast approaching on Saturday 24 October, with the match contested at the Gabba in the central Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba, Queensland. Although many will be viewing the thrilling game on screens across Australia, lucky Queenslanders who can watch the event live in the flesh are booking up top stays nearby in preparation for the big match.
Booking.com have pulled together the top ten Brisbane accommodations available to book to ensure a great stay on Grand Final weekend. Ranging from luxury, boutique, to family friendly, the list provides options conveniently located to the best restaurants, bars, local attractions, and all walking distance to The Gabba.
To make things easier for Queensland locals looking to make the Grand Final weekend feel like a holiday, Booking.com has rounded up the top six places to stay below.
Boasting a fitness center and views of the river, Emporium Hotel South Bank is one of the top picks for the Brisbane area, 400m from South Bank Parklands. The property is located 14km from Brisbane airport and features a spa center. Only a 20min walk or 5min car ride to The Gabba, the Emporium Hotel is a perfect location suitable to enjoy a little luxury ahead of the AFL Grand Final.
Located in the middle of Brisbane’s CBD, Arise Brisbane Skytower is a short walk away from a range of restaurants, gardens, parklands, Queen Street Mall, and a short car ride to The Gabba. The ideal location for entertaining and enjoying the AFL Grand Final weekend with your friends.
With stunning city views and private access to a rooftop terrace, including a hot tub, sun lunges, dining areas, a zen garden and shaded barbecue facilities, Fleet Lane Apartments is located 8 mins from The Gabba by car. Fleet Lane Apartments each include European appliances, fully equipped kitchens, and balconies with either city or garden views, perfect for entertaining before watching the AFL Grand Final action live.
Quest on Story Bridge is conveniently located 2km from Brisbane’s city center with all apartments equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette and a communal BBQ area. Only 2km away from The Gabba, Quest on Story Bridge is ideal for families looking for easy accommodation to enjoy a weekend away and the Grand Final main event.
Directly opposite the City Botanic Gardens, Royal on The Park features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub. Located 16km away from Brisbane airport, 5 min walk from Queen Street Mall and 3km away from The Gabba, you can enjoy all the luxuries on offer as part of your Grand Final weekend.
A short walk away from The Gabba and located in the Southbank precinct, Best Western Plus Diana offers spacious rooms with fully equipped fitness center and sauna on site. This convenient accommodation is perfect for a full scheduled weekend of AFL Grand Final celebrations.
*Top 10 Brisbane Stays on Booking.com
- Emporium Hotel South Bank
- Arise Brisbane Skytower
- Fleet Lane Apartments
- Quest of Story Bridge
- Royal On The Park
- Best Western Plus Hotel Diana
- Mantra on Edward
- Arise Ivy and Eve
- W Brisbane
- The Calile Hotel